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The old school house wereham

Converted Chapel | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Lovely spacious comfortable house in quiet rural Norfolk village opposite lovely, welcoming village pub

sleeps up to 10,big lounge seats 12, big dining table seats 10. Ideal for families, parties celebrations, holidays, weekend beaks. Available all through the year. Cosy in winter with good central heating and log burner.

Cots and high chairs available.

The name of our house is confusing as it implies it was the home of the village school teacher. As far as we know it never was. It was built in 1844 as a Wesleyan Chapel. The design is typical of early Norfolk non conformist chapel architecture. In 1851 there was a religious census made (the only time this has ever happened). It records that an average of 70 people attended services at this chapel and records that on Sunday 30th March 1851 52 people attended the morning service and 46 in the afternoon including 12 Sunday scholars. In the 1880s the congregation became more numerous and affluent and then built the more traditionally designed Chapel which still stands next door.

This building was used was then used as a Sunday school and chapel rooms. Older residents of the village remember going to the Chapel services and the Sunday school and have happy memories of the Sunday school outings to Hunstanton. (The really canny ones used to go on the church treats too!).

Now a very comfortable house with large lounge with log burner, 4 good sized bedrooms. will accommodate 8 adults with ease with 2 older children/ teenagers and younger children including babies. Ensuite to main bedroom with shower, main family bathroom with roll top bath. Well behaved pets welcome. Lovely dog walks. Pub welcomes children and dogs(not compulsory!,).

There is also a double futon downstairs to give extra flexibility to the sleeping arrangements

peorge and Dragon Pub opposite is very welcoming. search for Wereham George

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Downham Market 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

All bedrooms upstairs. Lounge does have double futon so 2 could sleep downstairs. Bathroom and ensuite upstairs. additional separate loo downstairs. Folding beds available to add to flexibility of sleeping arrangements

The old school house is situated by the village pond in Wereham just opposite the pub and close to the church.

You can book a gourmet meal to be cooked and served in the house by experienced chef specialising in game and country menus. She also does bespoke menus. Please enquire if interested.

Pub opposite also has 3 letting rooms if extra accommodation needed

Further details outdoors

Small garden which in summer has garden table and chairs and gas barbie available

Further details

Available all through the year. Minimum let 3 days

Quotes from visitors

'Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home. It was truly stunning . What a view and location' .

'You have created a magical place'

'We had an amazing time in your house. It is really beautiful and perfect for entertaining'

'House very spacious and the pics on the internet do not do it justice'

'House is so well equipped, every kitchen utensil you could possible need''

'Pub super, very friendly.'

'Pub allowed us to take our dog in and made friends with all the locals'

The East Anglia region

1 minute walk to village pub and Saxon church within easy reach of Oxborough hall 5 mins drive. Welney RSPB reserve 20 mins, Sandringham 30 mins, North Norfolk coast 40 mins, Ely 30 mins, Cambridge 50, min Hunstanton 40 mins.

King's Lynn

The ancient Saxon town of Downham Market is a delightful place to visit and is one of Norfolk's oldest market towns. Considered by many to be the gateway to the Fens, and with a network of waterways close by plus lots to see and do in the town and surrounding area, Downham Market is a great place for a weekend break in Norfolk.

Downham Market has a wealth of interesting historic buildings. In the main square see the town's unique black and white clock tower. Gothic in design and made from wrought iron, it is proudly considered one of Downham Market's most distinctive features.

The Town Hall is another beautiful building, which was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887 and remember to look out for the St Edmunds Parish Church - the town's oldest building.

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Review 1-3 of 3

23 Apr 2014


"An excellent base for a Norfolk holiday."

A warm welcome from Ian and some lovely scones on our arrival.
A great place to sit and relax or to use as a base to explore the countryside and great beaches of Norfolk.

many thanks
We hope to welcome back you again soon
Debbie and ian

24 Mar 2014


"A fab weekend....."

We would like to say a huge thankyou to Ian and Debbie. Yiu have an amazing jouse is a picture perfect location. Nothing was too much trouble and everything we requested prior to our arrival was answered so quickly.
10 adult's and a 3 year old fitted in so easy with more than enough room in the kitchen and lounge. All so cozy and totally relaxing.
We loved the fresh scones on arrival was a really lovely.
we will definitely visit again.
absolutely wonderful...
thankyou so much

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Old School House. Really pleased you had a great weekend. The visiting chef really enjoyed meeting you and cooking for you.

16 May 2012


"Picturesque and quiet cottage, perfect for families"

We rented this cottage with a group of friends over a long holiday weekend. The place is quiet and perfectly picturesque, and has everything needed for an enjoyable weekend. The landlord & lady are very friendly too.

During the weekend we visited Ely cathedral and Oxborough hall, two fabulous sights very near by. The only downside for us was the bad connection to public transport. Taxi from Downham Market is feasible, but we opted to rent a car for the weekend instead.

Thank you.Really pleased you had a great time.

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